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The Reds have signed right-hander Michael Wuertz to a minor league deal, allowing him to work out at their spring training complex in Arizona as part of the team's extended spring training program.
The 33-year-old reliever pitched five seasons for the Chicago Cubs and three with Oakland, which released him in October. Wuertz went 0-0 with a 6.68 ERA in 39 relief appearances for the Athletics last season. The A's chose a $250,000 buyout rather than use their $3.5 million option on Wuertz for 2012.
Wuertz went 13-7 with a 3.57 ERA over his five years with the Cubs, who traded him to Oakland after the 2008 season. He went 8-4 with a 3.97 ERA in three years with the A's.
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With the injury last night to Miguel Olivo the M's are in a bit of a catching dilemna. John Jaso, and Jesus Montero will now run the show, but you don't want to get Montero hurt as he's your best bat right now, so insert Mike Carp into the lineup, most likely at DH.
The team hasnt announced it yet, but the man himself has: Mike Carp has been reactivated from the...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds have signed right-hander Michael Wuertz to a minor league deal, allowing him to work out at their spring training complex in Arizona as part of the team's extended spring training program.
The 33-year-old reliever pitched five seasons for the Chicago Cubs and three with Oakland, which released him in October. Wuertz went 0-0 with a 6.68 ERA in 39...
Grand slam in extra innings
After last week, the Seattle Mariners needed some breaks to go their way. After the M’s were playing catchup the entire game Friday afternoon in Toronto, Michael Saunders came through huge with first a game tying home run, and then the walk-off grand slam in the 10th to win the game.
The M’s finished that game with their 4th win in a row, but did...
The elephant has left the room. With Miguel Olivo now out injured and placed on the 15-day DL, the Mariners will be forced to rely on rookie catcher Jesus Montero and back-up John Jaso, who hasn’t caught a game this year, to handle the catching duties.
Olivo had been a lightening rod for what is wrong with the Mariners’ poor offense. The veteran catcher had been in the doghouse...
Mariners manager Eric Wedge looks at his team's strikeout binge -- hitters have gone down flailing 53 times in the last five games -- and he's just about had it. Seattle led the league last year with 1,280 strikeouts, and the Mariners are ahead of that pace after 26 games. Wedge said that number is not one he wants to approach again. "The strikeouts are ridiculous...
--C Miguel Olivo officially went on the disabled list with a strained right groin. He
missed 28 games with a strained left groin last year, and this injury seems to be at least
as serious. He will remain with the team until they return home on Friday, when he will be
checked out by the Mariners medics.
Seattle Drops a Close One at the Trop
The Headline: Kyle Seager provides the spark, but the Seattle Mariners lack the fire necessary to hold down a win.
Seattle Mariners , Tampa Bay Rays
When: 7:10 ET, Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Where: Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay
Umpires: Home — Jim Wolf, 1B — Derryl Cousins, 2B — Al Porter, 3B — Ron Kulpa
Whoever came up with Milton Bradley's tag line for Gator Golf clearly never dealt with a real life alligator. If you ask 75-year-old Albert Miller, he'll tell you a lot of things are greater than golf with a gator. That's because he was bitten and dragged into a pond by a 9-foot alligator while playing golf last week, according to The Ledger. "You'll never get...
Tune into Sun Sports at 12:30 p.m. to watch the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Seattle Mariners.
While the Tampa Bay Rays continue to roll at home, the Seattle Mariners probably can't wait for their once-promising road trip to end.
The AL East-leading Rays look to complete a four-game sweep of the struggling Mariners with a ninth consecutive home victory Thursday.
The Cincinnati Reds have signed veteran reliever Michael Wuertz to a Minor league deal according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
Wuertz, 33, pitched last season with the A's and went 0-0 with a 6.68 ERA, 1.3 HR/9, 7.0 BB/9 and 8.6 SO/9 in 33.2 innings. He has a career record of 21-11 with a 3.71 ERA, 1.0 HR/9, 4.3 BB/9 and 9.6 SO/9 in 414.1 innings with the Cubs and Athletics...
There are downsides to having a primary team, like developing tunnel vision to the other divisions. The Yankees guaranteed Jesus Montero would make fewer trips to Tropicana Field when they traded him to the Mariners. With only seven scheduled visits on the season, Montero demands attention when he plays at the Trop. This isn’t my first tango with Jesus, though my strongest memory...
Seattle Mariners (11-13) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (16-9)
Hector Noesi vs. Matt Moore
1. Ackley - DH
2. Liddi - 3B
3. Ichiro - RF
4. Smoak - 1B
5. Montero - C
6. Seager - 2B
7. Wells - LF
8. Saunders - CF
9. Ryan - SS
P. Noesi - SP
[tab:Mariners Game News] Even news that Brian Cashman has egg on his face cannot deter my thoughts away from how unimpressive Hector Noesi...